Ladylike in Black and White

Fuller skirts are usually not my thing. I almost always prefer a slimmer fitting skirt to an a-line, but there was something about this dress that makes me feel so ladylike. The retro 50’s vibe of the cut is so sweet, but the detailed neckline definitely keeps it modern. 50s style dressSticking with the sweet theme, I paired my dress with bow wedges. I may look the part, but don’t call me June Cleaver. This girl is not skilled at needlepoint or hosting tea parties.

how wear black and white trend

retro cut modern fit dress

dress spring black and whiteSo tell me, would you wear a retro-inspired dress?

Outfit details dress: c/o eShakti, shoes:Liz Claiborne (on the cheap!) , cardigan: Express, bracelet: J.Crew Factory (similar)

*Linking up with the Pleated Poppy, Because Shanna Said So, Small Town, Big Wardrobe, Wardrobe Wednesday, Dress for the Day *



44 thoughts on “Ladylike in Black and White

  1. Lena

    This style of dress looks AMAZING on you! You should definitely wear more retro-inspired dresses! 😉
    Visiting from Dress For a Day linkup! Have a great day!

  2. Rachel

    I love A-line dresses- the silhouette is flattering on every body type (this is one thing I’ve learned while being a fashion copywriter 🙂 )

  3. Alyssa

    I think this is super flattering for you! I know that I usually go for styles that nip in at the waste a bit to disguise a bit of my tush (hey, whatever works, right?). You’re gorgeous!

  4. Brynn

    I love that dress! You look adorable in it – the detailing at the neck is darling, and I love how you paired it with your bow wedges. You look so cute in your glasses, too!!

  5. Nikki

    I love this outfit. I can not wait until the weather decides to stay 70* because i am on the hunt for these cute little dresses. I love the style and the way they fall.

  6. Ashley

    I love the look of retro dresses, but I too tend to shy away from them. I’m heavier on the bottom and I feel like the flair of the skirt kind of adds to that. But I seriously do love the look! This dress is super flattering on you!

  7. Jen

    I usually love a-line skirts as well but I seem to be warming up to the idea of a fuller skirt! They seem to be popping up everywhere this season and they’re super flattering and feminine! You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress, I love how it has a certain vintage flare to it!

    xo jen

  8. Katie

    You can’t go wrong with classic black and white! It’s such a fun dress on you! I’m curious…did you ask for eShakti to make it a shorter length, or was this the way it came? I just got a dress from them: asked for it to be right above knee length, and it arrived at calf-length. Bummer. 🙁

  9. Nikki

    That dress is so cute!! I love full skirts. They hide my JLo booty and ample thighs. I always feel really girly and cute in full skirts!! And I love the bow wedges with the dress. Black and white is totally my go to look. You look adorable!!


  10. Leelee

    I have worn retro inspired dresses on many occasions and will continue to do in the future. Plus, I am a huge fan of black and white dresses.

  11. Eleanora Retif

    This is such a pretty outfit! I adore the fact that your glasses make you look chic and smart! I’m also currently in love with ladylike skirts, as you saw in that post of mine you liked! Totally love this

  12. dearabbyleigh

    isn’t it great when you surprise yourself by loving something totally new and different? you glow in this, and i bet you felt extra special in it all day! thanks for linking up with dress for the day!

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